STANFORD, Calif. – Ed Reynolds was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Reynolds was the 22nd pick of the round and 162nd overall.
The All-American from Stoneville, N.C., is completing work toward his degree in political science.
Reynolds played 14 games at free safety as a senior. He finished with 87 tackles (56 solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, one interception and four pass breakups.
The Lott IMPACT Award semifinalist earned recognition on the CBSSports.com and Athlon Sports All-America first team, Sporting News, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 first team, Phil Steele All-America second team, and SI.com All-America honorable mention.
He was also named to the All-Pac-12 first team and Pac-12 All-Academic second team. He started the season on the Bronko Nagurski and Jim Thorpe watch lists. ESPN.com called him the Pac-12’s 11th-best player in the Pac-12 in preseason top-25 player rankings.
Reynolds registered 12 tackles at Utah and 10 tackles (seven solo) against Michigan State in the 2013 Rose Bowl.
As a junior, Reynolds played in 14 games, posting 47 tackles (28 solo) and 11 pass breakups. He also recorded a team-high six interceptions - the most by a Stanford player since Jim Kaffen’s seven in 1973. He set a school record returning three interceptions for touchdowns and ranked first nationally with 301 interception return yards, falling one yard short of the NCAA single-season record for interception return yards.
Reynolds was tabbed All-Pac-12 first team, SI.com All-America second team, Associated Press, Phil Steele and CBSSports.com All-America third team.
He missed his sophomore season in 2011 due to injury, but played in five games and recorded six tackles as a freshman on The Farm.